Hutton facing an uncertain future

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Midfielder Kyle Hutton is determined to live in the present as both his parent club Rangers and loan side Dunfermline battle for their futures.

The Pars are six points adrift at the foot of the Clydesdale Bank Premier League with four games remaining, beginning against Aberdeen at East End Park on Saturday.

Whether Dunfermline are relegated or overhaul Hibernian in the standings to avoid the drop to the Irn-Bru First Division, Hutton is set to return to Rangers this summer where the future is uncertain.

Rangers were this week hit with punishments from the Scottish Football Association's independent panel which manager Ally McCoist says threaten their very existence.

Asked what his personal future holds, Hutton, who has two years remaining on his Rangers contract, said: "I just need to wait and see. I've just tried to concentrate on my football and just play the way I can play. I'm here at Dunfermline so I'm just trying to keep them up first and foremost. Hopefully I can do that."

The 21-year-old moved to Dunfermline in January after spending an earlier period on loan at Partick Thistle. He remains optimistic the Pars can retain their top-flight status.

"I've enjoyed every minute of it here and hopefully that can continue," said Hutton, who was part of the team which drew 4-4 at St Mirren last Saturday.

"It's all to play for for us. We'll take confidence from the weekend coming back from two goals down and we'll go into this weekend and see what happens.

"It's just been a case of keeping our heads down and focusing on what we need to do. We need to go out, treat every game as if it's the biggest game of our lives and hopefully we can pick up points, and if we do that we can stay up."

To avoid the drop, Dunfermline must win at home for the first time this season, win at Easter Road on May 7 and rely on help from elsewhere to down Hibs.

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